Apple unveils iPhone 4S with GSM/CDMA world phone capabilities

Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) newest iPhone, the iPhone 4S, will not include support for LTE networks but will support both GSM and CDMA networks, making it a world phone.

Apple's Phil Schiller made the announcement as part of the unveiling of the iPhone 4S at a media event at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

The iPhone 4S will support a faster HSDPA speed, which should benefit customers using AT&T Mobility's (NYSE:T) HSPA+ network, since the HSDPA speeds the phone supports will be faster than EV-DO data. The iPhone 4S will support speeds up to 14.4 Mbps while last year's iPhone 4 supports speeds up to 7.2 Mbps.

Additionally, in a bid to try and avoid the "antenna-gate" issues that plagued the iPhone 4 last year, Apple said that the device will be able to now intelligently switch between the antennas for even better call quality.

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